Elizabeth City High School - Spotlight Yearbook (Elizabeth City, NC)

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POTLIGH VOLUME EIGHT THE YEAR BOOK :r; Published by the Class of 1928 ELIZABETH CITY HIGH SCHOOL Elizabeth City, North Carolinaf SPOTLIGHT 1 AVENIR It may be that in some now distant day That shall be ushered in by crowding years, The heavens may be filled with “portly sails” And Lindbergh placed among the pioneers. In those dim days remote notv even to thought When we have grown so wise with age and sight. Shall we look back with joy and pride and love. Upon that long past year of Lindbergh's flight? But now our thoughts are with this age of time When “portly sails” fly low about the sky. And after we have reached our long sought goal, Our hearts will wander oft to II. C. High. Page sixf SPOTLIGHT 1 BOARD OF EDITORS Editor-in-Chicf HELEN WILKENS Business Manager LORIMER MIDGETTE Associate Editors ISABELL MUNDEN HELEN GAITHER Art did it or ELIZABETH CHAPPELL Athletic Editor HELEN WELLS Joke Editor THOMAS NELSON Kodak Editor WARD THOMPSON Advertising Committee EMILY HALL BROCK LAVIXIA JONES WILLIAM GORDON OCTAVIA SPENCE BILLIE MELICK ARTHUR WOOD Subscription Managers EDWIN CULPEPPER JOHNNIE SHAW Junior Editors DORIS HARRISON KENNETH MUNDEN Junior Business Manager ALBERT KRAMER Typists WILLIAM METTRF.Y WILFRED HOPKINS Page sevenPage eight{ SPOTLIGHT J. A. JONES, Superintendent City Schools. A. M. STEPHEN'S, Principal High School. f SPOTLIGHT 1 Page tenSPOTLIGHT FACULTY MARY JAXE CARROLL English A. FMeredith College PAL'LIXE CLIXESCAPES History A. I!., Eau Claire State College EVELYX CREWE Commercial Course Bowling Green Business College 1 Euxieqt GOODWIX Latin-English A. ! ., Greensboro College E. II. HARTSELL English A. B.. University of Xorth Carolina F. S. ISEXHQUR Science A. B., University of Richmond ELIZABETH KENDRICK '' ' Latin A. I!.. Meredith College ELIZABETH KRAMER F ref, eh A. Duke University LILLI AX LAMOREUX Home Economies A. P .. Winthrop College MARIE LeROY Mathematics N. C. C. W. W. H. OAKEY, Jr. Mathematics A. B.. Roanoke College EUNICE PERRY H istory A. B., Greensboro College R. L. PIGOTT Science B. S.. University of Illinois DOROTHY POPE English A. 1!.. Randolph-Macon Woman's College M. A., Tulane University PAULINE SKINNER Secretary to the Superintendent ’ X. c. c. w. HELEN WILLIAMS Mathematics A. 11., Randolph-Macon Woman's College M. D. WHITAKER Mathematics-Science A. 11., Wake Forest CollegePage twelveAUTOGRAPHSX. w. M o v c'e t, a Page thirteenSPOTLIGHT President ......... Vice-President Sccrctary-T rcasitrer Poet .... ........ Testator ......... Prophet ........... Historian ........ SENIOR CLASS ....................LAVINIA JONES ....................BILLIE MELICK ............... ELIZABETH WHITE .....................RUTH MURDEN. ......................TOM WEEKS .....................RUTH HARRIS ..................REBECCA STEVENS Colors: Green and White Flower: White Rose Motto: Recte perge et ibi perveni. v l Page fourteen ' , . '1 l,iin iilhiit Hlil! Iinum i, mu null1 (uat t a «tnr ( f fill tt d III I III Hi If''I fHlii I ( Doris Abbott u Dot tie” “IVe must cat to I hr and live to cat” You never see Doris dozing through a class. She is always wide awake and manages to pass the hardest tests. “Dottie” is one of the librarians and she has chosen that for her vocation. Ye are sure that she will succeed since she has such excellent training in E. C. H. S. r Ebert Dailey “Meanness” “Better late than never” Ebert is a “hail fellow, well met” sort of a boy. You never sec him in the dumps. We think he'll be a chemist—he seems to enjoy chemistry class so much. At any rate, we have great faith in his ability. Mary Louise Bailey uMary Lou” “Many charming ways does she possess.” Gertie Kderle has nothing on our aquatic (?) wonder. Since long-distance non-stop trips seem to be the rage, Mary Louise will probably swim the Atlantic. here is no wisdom like frankness.” She's quiet and modest. You hardly know Vivian is around. She is the one member of our class who conducts herself with Senior dignity. Resides the crowning virtue of modesty, Vivian possesses many other tine qualities. Francis Benbury “Frank” “Thus speaketh a man.” We all know Francis as a quiet, unassuming l oy, who rarely is hezrd to say anything, but when he speaks we all listen. He is one of Mrs. Crewe’s most promising students and has made high grades in all his subjects. Francis, old boy, we wish you luck in the life which is before you—au revoir. Helen Bright “Helen” "The seeret of success is constancy to purpose.” “Won't you give us an ad?” We know Helen says that in her sleep. She is Advertiing Manager of The Loudspeaker rnd is one of the reasons for its success. If you ask Helen to do anything, you may 1 e sure it will be done and done right. Emily Hall Brock “Emily Hall” "A maiden whom the fates have blessed, with beauty, love and happiness Emily Hall is never too busy to do anything foi anyone. She has ability and is a true triend. Much of the success of The Loudspeaker and The Spotlight is due to her. as she has a knack at “getting ads.” And Emily Hall struts—for the gods have bestowed a Buick six to add to the original beauty, grace, and charm —and Emily Hall struts. Kat 11 er i n K Cartwright “Great thoughts come from the heart ” It has been said of Katherine that she is a “Jack of all trades.” But what is more important, she’s good at all of them. “K” has had a varied career during her High School life. She has been Class President, a Triangular Debater, rnd Editor of The Loudspeaker. Can anyone say he has ever seen Katherine pessimistic? And sense of humor! —that girl has it greater than Billy Shakespeare’s. Katherine is undecided about her future but several things could happen. Elizabeth Chappell “And still the words flow on.” Elizabeth talks a great deal but she’s surely a cheerful person to have around —always jolly and argumentative. Her faithful work as Art Editor of The Spotlight will be remembered by the class of ’28. Page seventeen Evelyn Cox “Lightning” “My appetite comes to me zvhile eating” Evelyn is the very capable Business Manager of The Loudspeaker. It was largely through her efforts that so many subscriptions were secured for this year. Such determination as she possesses insures great success for her in life. Elizabeth Creecy “Beany” “She’s all my fancy painted her; She's lovely, she's divine ” Hats off to the laziest girl in the Senior Class! “Beany” just can't get enough energy to work by herself; therefore, it seems evident that a partner for life will be her choice. Edwin Culpepper “Eddie” ”Love is a beautiful dream” “Eddie” just won’t study and get good marks. But he makes up for all that in Dramatics—he’s our best actor and he works hard for The Loudspeaker, since lie’s Assistant Editor. m rj? iMWiif l'fWiH' ri, I W III I Ilf lit ftftil III I iiumnmnlUlllHtntit in „,!,,( ((tff Itflflllllllllllltll lfllll lt( Pane eighteen « -■' MlllllUllf ItlftftlHll IIII uinniiuillllllll(u(it( igltlf(f fftlflllllllIllllllll till If If Ilf I Hi Page nineteenMW ;. Randolph Dozier “Dick” “I drink no more than a sponge” Has anyone ever seen “Dick” other than cheerful? His smile seems to be permanent. “Dick” rates as an allround athlete and has often brought fame to his school. His ambitions are rather obscure but whatever they might be. we are sure they will materialize. Texas Eason “Tex” Her ways arc ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace” “Tex” is one of the best business pupils we have. She’s always saying something funny to cheer us when we’re blue. As typist for The Loudspeaker, Texas holds down a big job. Helen Gaither f Helen” “The very pink of perfection.” Helen stars in dramatics. Her histrionic ability is so well recognized that no play is complete without her. Her literary ability has made her an important asset to the staffs of both our school publications. Besides, she is one of the few pupils who make the Honor Roll every month. srr V V. -' v v r-s jiv-' Page twenty Harry Gan person “Harry” "Long may wc seek his likeness, long in vain” Cheerful, contented, and happy. Harry never works very hard for anything, but gets everything after awhile. He takes life r.s it comes and docs not worry if he doesn’t get the highest grades. He is one of the most likable boys in E. C. H. S. Mable Gordon “Mabel" “Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind” Although Mabel’s hair has a touch of red, we have never seen her angry, but always cheerful and happy. She is never too busy to help a friend or to stop for a little chat. We know the rest of the school will miss her from the library next year. William Gordon “Bill” “I'll be merry, I'll be free, HI be sad for nobody” And “Bill” certainly lives up to that. He is one of the happy-go-lucky sort who is always playing jokes on everyone. His ready wit and humor are the life of E. C. H. S. “Bill” has also taken parts in the Dramatic Club plays. We could never forget “Bill” even if we tried. % Page twenty oneMW , Ki th Harris "Ruth "Of surpassing beauty and in the bloom of youth." Did you ever sec Ruth very blue for long? She usually wears a smile, and the reason? “I got a letter from Charles today.” As things are now progressing, we fully expect to visit Ruth at Weeks-ville in the future. Evelyn Hill "Evelyn” "Speak low if you speak of lore. Evelyn is one of the most attractive girls of our Senior Class, in both looks and ways. Although Evelyn’s heart is not with her class, we are glad to have her among our number. There is a rumor about that after June Evelyn is going to start a biddy farm at VVeeks-ville. We wish Evelyn every success with her little feathered friends. Maxine Hopkins “Max” I good heart is better than all the heads in the world ” “Max is a pal of whom anyone could be proud. When it’s time to laugh, she laughs. When it’s time to be serious, she is serious. She hardly wears a frown—when she does, you know things are going wrong. “Max” is the one who always has a good joke ready at all times. Wt Page twenty-two 71 is faults arc such that wc love him all the more for them.’’ “Hop” stars in every branch of athletics. However, like all truly great men, he is overpoweringly modest. Perhaps this is the secret of his popularity. At any rate, we feel sure that with such outstanding characteristics as Wilfred possesses, he is sure to accomplish his purpose in life. Hazel Jennings “Hascl” Thy modesty’s a candle to thy merit” Hazel is always on the job and a constant source of help to her less industrious classmates. If determination counts for anything at all—as it most certainly does—then Hazel will surely succeed in whatever she undertakes. ' Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” Mary is witty but quiet. She is a friend of everyone and always has a cheerful smile for all of us. She is just studious enough and ambitious enough to be successful in whatever she undertakes. What more could you ask? I'ajic twenty-tliiee"It's good to be merry and wise; It's good to be honest and true” Lavinia is a good, all-round girl who is always ready to laugh, joke, and have a good time, hut as serious as any one when she should he. She is capable and has sterling qualities—all of which endear her to the class of ’28. of which she is president. Ruth Jones “Ruth” “The mildest manners and the truest heart ” Ruth has the reputation of being rather quiet, but at the critical moment in any discussion, she comes forward with an opinion that is always worth hearing. Ruth possesses r; ther domestic traits and. no doubt, she will soon keep house for some fortunate man. James LeRoy “James” "The time will come when you will hear from me.” James was l orn to be a master mechanic. Since the days in grammar school when he fastened a pinwheel to the radiator valve so that the steam caused it to whirl around, up to his Senior year in High, he has been a constant tinkerer. We fully expect him to l)e the greatest inventor of the age and bring fame to his Alma Mater. mrnrmi Page twenty-fourMonetary Lomax “Monte” “I am sure care's an enemy to life” Monterey is not only one of the prettiest members of the class, but also one of the best dressed. She has added typing and shorthand to her regular studies, so that whether she will Ik a shining light in the business world, or will seek some other profession still remains to be seen. Vcrtic is indeed the most studious member of our class. How that girl does work! In this case, however, such industry does not go unrecognized and Vetie is fortunate in having the regard of all her teachers. “Ouict in appearance until motives unknown” Effie is one of those girls you just must like. She can’t be counted in the flapper list of our class, but she is making serious preparations to become “Somebody’s Stenog.” Here’s luck to you, Effie. - Page twenty-fiveShe is pretty to walk with And witty to talk with And pleasant, too, to think on Just take a look! If you think that because Billie has never cut her hair she is good, you're sadly mistaken. “Bill” is full of jokes and fun. But don't get the idea that Billie is not a true Senior in spite of the fact that she plays jokes on her teachers and classmates. William Mettrey "Mike” “Honor where honor liesA When you hear anyone mention auto-wrecks in connection with basket ball, you can rest assured that the discussion is about “Mike.” “Mike” may lie little but he’s loud. Some way or other, “Little Mike” has worked himself into a big place in the hearts of the entire student body and into the hearts of the faculty, too. Mike, we know you will amount to something great some day— if—you stop driving at sixty an hour. Lori MLR Midgett “M idge” “Such popularity must be deserved.” Lorimer is truly the backbone of the Senior Class. However, he insists that his success as business manager of The Spotlight and as football captain and in other athletics must take a back seat when his girls arrive. But it seems as if his heart lies in that fateful place— Raleigh. W W K fMtllllllUli(iitflflfltflU K W.AA ’age twenty-six Isabel Munden “Izsy" "Let's talk awhile, then talk some more, IVe heard this fair maid say. For life is not worth living, we do not talk all day." “Izzy” just n: turally loves to talk. She's never too busy to laugh either, although she’s one of the smartest in the class. We know “Izzy" will make her way wherever she goes because she is not afraid to stand up for what she thinks is right. Ruth Mukden "Ruth" "He that works and does some poem, not he that merely Says one, is worthy of the name of poet" Look closely, ladies and gentlemen, and behold our class poet. Ruth is the smallest member of our class, but that does not keep her from being one of the most original. She has also proved herself an able actress in the several dramatic club plays in which she has taken part. We arc confident that Ruth will make her mark in the world. Thomas Nelson "Tom" "He was sueh a dear little eoek-tailed pup." Tom is small in stature but large in character. He’s always obliging. Thomas will shine tonight, Thomas will shine; whether on the athletic field or in the school room. Tom shines forth. It seems that everything he accomplishes is done without effort. We predict that he will soon rival Joe or Herbert Peelc. ■ | -iv v , rff 7 • Ilf — t „ ' iJiitll K W.MOH 1 l}llllll(llllll(tllllf(lniniii!i ii iillitll(fi ti f tif,tif fft Rl lllllllllllllft!tfl!(llllt( 1'age twenty-sevenftMMtM MW - Bruce Overman “Bruce” “My heart is like a singing bird” Bruce has two fields open to him in which to make his mark in the world: the operatic and the athletic. Bruce excels in both so well in fact that we will not l e at all surprised to hear him spoken of in the future as “The Singing Football St; r” or “The Athletic Songbird.” Annie Mae Patrick “Annie Mac” “Honor lies in honest toil." Anyone can easily see that Annie Mac is one of the most attractive girls in F.. C. H. S. She is invaluable as typist for The Loudspeaker and we are quite sure that she will succeed in the business world. Johnnie Shaw “Shorty” “It is better to learn late than never” yhm, .A 'V . , “Shorty” possesses the reputation of being the best natured boy in the class, lie’s everybody’s friend and willing to lend a helping hand to r.nyone at any time. “Shorty” has starred in athletics since his first year in High School. Here’s wishing you luck, Johnnie. K w.aa 6ea, » a i Page twenty-eightHaij.ie Silverthorn 'Let the world slide." Happy-go-lucky and without a care in the world; that’s Hallie. She’s good natured and likes to talk. Care is unknown to her, yet she’s studious to a certain extent. Hallie is one of our commercial students. Here’s wishing her success in her chosen profession. MWj a I JCTAVIA bPENCE Tavia Sing away sorrow, east away care” “Tavia sings all the time. You just can’t see how she can keep it up with so much disturbance. She has won us all by her originality in writing feature stories for The Loudspeaker. And she really can get ads—she showed us that while working on The Spotlight. Blanche Stack Stack" Blanche is just another example of “They always come back for more.” She left Elizabeth City in the beginning of the seventh grade and returned to complete her Senior year at Elizabeth City High. We consider her an asset to our school and wish her every success in life. ±r. A -CSajUlgtoM- v- ' I I. -a-- ' ..........in"• - s p { Page twenty-nineRebecca Stevens "As merry as the day is long Rebecca is one of the most original and cutest girls of our class. Among her numerous abilities, her ability to draw is her outstanding feature. Yet, we fear that drawing is not her chosen profession, as it is rumored that Cupid is taking a hand in moulding her near future. Ward Thompson “Ward” 7 hare an exposition of sleep fall upon me Ward is considered among the best looking and the most popular hoys in the class. His ability at getting ads has assured him of a vocation. If there should l e any doubt about his choice of one, Ward hrs made good in athletics and dramatics as well as in every field lie has tried. Travis Turner “ T ravis" “The world knows nothing of the greatest men!' Travis is one of our (piietest Seniors. Although he has never gone out for athletics, he is a loyal supporter of Betsy High. Don’t be surprised if you hear of Travis joining the Carolina Playmakers for he has taken part, successfully, in sever; 1 high school plays. M Z J s, A-.y •; l'agc thirtyTom Weeks “Tom” Tor discords make the sweetest airs.” We arc sure that Tom will make good in the world, as he is always on the job. Much of the credit for the success of the Athletic Association belongs to Tom because he is Secretary-Treasurer. We ; re sure that Tom would lead the class if he could keep his mind away from Raleigh. 11ei.ex Wells "Tommy” "Then she will talk, ye gods, how she will talk.” “Tommy” is a favorite of the entire sch x l at r 11 times, hut especially when she is in action on the basket ball court. She is the most talkative girl in our class. That "Red Hair indicates temper” is a true saying when applied to "Tommy.” Everyone suffers in time of war—waged by Helen’s tongue. Elizabeth White “Elizabeth” “A true friend is forever a friend.” Did you ever hear of Elizabeth refusing to read some one’s Latin or to do anyone rny kind of a favor? She has a disposition that anybody would envy. In fact. Elizabeth’s good qualities are so plentiful that we cannot enumerate them. v •— y-K t,-- ’ ■ Page thirty-one Helen Wilkins “Helen” “By the work one knows the workman” Here is one of the busiest members of our class. Besides being Editor of The Spotlight, she is Captain of the basket Ball team and President of the Athletic Association. Besides these, she plays in the orchestra and is well known for her splendid acting in character parts. With all this she manages to keep her averages among the highest in school. No matter how gloomy you are Helen can make you laugh with one of her “Wisecracks.” Arthur Wood “Arthur” “ dare do all that may become a man ; Who does do more is none.” Arthur has acquired fame through his ability rs an actor. He has held an important part in all plays recently given by the Elizabethan Players. It is rumored that Arthur is a great heart-breaker which, no doubt, explains his popularity. -=7Tt A (ijf'WM % 'llllMIlllll UiiutmtiinllUlWUiitu! (igm itntlltlllllttliiiliiii ItniflUHim Page thiriy-twoSPOTLIGHT STATISTICS "O wad some power the gif tie gie us to see ourscls as it hers see us!” IN this age of learning and of higher mathematics, it pays to be exact. Therefore, with much effort, few blunders, and no little amount of precision, 1 have compiled the following statistics for this, the Senior Class of 1928 of the Elizabeth City High School, so that our posterity may read ’em and weep, and know the whats, whys, wherefores, and how muches of their forefathers, and compare their own poor pitiful little measurements with ours, to their discredit. The combined weight of the Senior Class (Mr. Hartsell and Mr. Whitaker included) is 11 tons, 43 pounds, and 13 ounces. I f all the members were stretched in one long line, they would reach to the Southern Hotel corner, which they would reach sooner or later without the help of their classmates. The total foot-measure is 110 feet without shoes and 100 feet with these appendages. The decrease is due, no doubt, to the fact that all the members wear their shoes too small. The combined width, measured around the hips (Ladies, please excuse) is 98 feet and 4 inches. This, of course, with several lapses. The total finger-measurement (4th finger, left hand, for the ladies, and “thumbs down” for the gents) is 49 63 64 inches, or to be more exact, 1 yard, 1 foot, 3 63 64 inches. The brainiest head in the class (not the fattest) weighs 13 ounces (not a pound) and measures 14 inches (in the neck) and the most lightheaded member claims 13 pounds. The total weight of the books daily carried home by members of the class, not counting Little Dick Dozier and Travis Turner, is 3 and 1 4 ounces. The average amount of paint used by girls of the class in one school term is 14 quarts, but that is no comparison to the amount of grease used on the heads of the boys daily. The amount of breath wasted by the teachers on the senior class in one year alone, if it could actually be measured, is around 986 and 7 8 gallons. This is a hint—not to students, but to teachers, not to bother about us in the future. Page thirty-threeSPOTLIGHT HISTORY OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1928 “Sometime it will 'lease us to remember these things.” NOW that we come to the end of our four years’ flight over the plains of Education, the yawning canyons of Forgetfulness, and the River, of Life, we would do well to pause and review a little the separate stages of our journey. We hoarded the plane, “Spirit of ’28,’’ four years ago. Just four years, perhaps, but much has happened since the days of our apprenticeship to make us full-fledged pilots. We have studied, passed, flunked, worked, and played within the walls of old E. C. High, and there are many things here to remind us of all we have done and seen during our voyage. In the first lap, we, as Freshmen (and Fresh-women), flew from room to room, day by day, until we were thoroughly familiar with such landmarks as English, Science, Civics, Arithmetic, and Latin, The building was new and so were we, but we managed to remedy that defect by wearing some of the newness off of both. Our officers for that year were Wilfred Jones, president ; Kenneth Holloman, vice-president; and Johnnie Shaw, secretary and treasurer. We were fairly well represented in the school athletics and considered ourselves quite an excellent class. We were green, it’s true, but no greener than the others who have conquered the fields of elementary studies and we were no whit daunted by the task we had undertaken. In other words, with the aid of our Senior pilots, the teachers, “We came, we saw, and we meant to conquer.” In the fall of 1925 we began where we left off—at the second “take-off.” The preceding year’s work had won for 11s the title “Sophomores” and we strove to measure up to it. That is, some of us did. But some made repeated attempts and, as a last resort, made forced landings, only half-way to the goal. As Sophomores were allowed to join the school clubs, we made our selections and became full-fledged members of the ones we chose. That year we were represented in the Dramatic Club play. The Hoodoo, which was considered by us quite an achievement. The play was more of a success than we expected and that is saying a great deal, for one always expects great things of one's self, and some of the principal players were Sophomores. These first two years did not go unrewarded. We exchanged parties with the Sophomores in our Freshman year, and with the Freshmen in our W Page thirty-fourSPOTLIGHT Sophomore year. This, it seems, was the custom, and one worthy of observation. Everybody likes school parties—there’s always a jolly good crowd of pupils and teachers, and sometimes a few visitors are interspersed. There’s food and dancing, and who doesn't like to eat and to dance? In 1926, we were Juniors and all that the name implies. That is to say, we were next to the highest class in school. If we were a little over-conscious of our estate, others, I’m sure, will pardon us. for they have been there themselves. We took proud possession of our rooms in the main part of the building and prepared ourselves to move on down the hall, the next year, nearer the landing field, and graduation. We chose Catherine Cartwright as our president; Randolph Dozier, vice-president: and Octavia Spence, secretary and treasurer. This year, too, there was a big dramatic success in which we participated: in fact, the heroine was a Junior. The play, “Kempv,” was an amusing farce which took exceedingly well with everyone. After our years of learning to fly, we were in a better position to understand other “high-flyers,” and we were growing more accustomed to our wings. Our Senior year, when the flight was nearing completion, began hilariously and is ending almost too soon. Our representatives for this most remembered year are Lavinia Jones, president; Billie Melick, vice-president; and Elizabeth White, secretary and treasurer. As the Seniors have always had charge of our school paper, The Loudspeaker, we took it over, at first with misgivings, and then with increased confidence, and I think that now we are justified in saying that it has been the best yet. Of course, a great many things improve with age, and a school paper is no exception, but Catherine Cartwright as editor-in-chief, Royden Daniels as managing-editor, and Evelyn Cox as the business-manager strove hard to make it the success it is today. In this work, Mr. Hartsell was one of the chief factors of its success. It was he who helped us out of “tight places,” advised, criticised, and praised, and to him a great amount of credit is due. Our class song might well have been “The year is ended, but the memory lingers on,” for the memory of our four years in High School will surely linger on until we are old, and death crowds them out. The course we have taken and the things we have seen and done have not been determined by us alone, for besides the teachers, we’ve been guided a great deal by our principals, Mr. Combs and Mr. Stephens. I’ve always heard that High School days are the happiest, but I never was quite sure of it until now that they are going. Our flight being over, we are now ready to receive our diplomas, the certificates of our four years struggle with the “elements” of knowledge, which entitle us to pilot our own planes. And may we all, in a figurative way, become future Lindberghs and Ruth Elders. n; r4 'I Page thirty-fiveSPOTLIGHT PROPHECY OF CLASS OF '28 “For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the I’ision of the world, and all the wonder that would be." IN the year of 1954 I took a sudden fancy to aviation. My husband presented me with a handsome aeroplane and in it I made my first voyage around the world. I realized how small the world really is when I met again so many of my old classmates. How interesting it was to be among such old friends and to note the changes that time and circumstances have wrought! Observing how anxious all of them were for news of each other. I planned to publish this journal in order that all of them might share my pleasure. Here’s hoping that this little effort of mine will help to keep alive the Spirit of ’28 whenever the pages of this, my little diary, are read. Ruth Harris. THE JOURNAL New York : My classmate, Elizabeth White of E. C. H. S., is singing in Grand Opera at the Metropolitan Opera House. Lorimer Midgette is a hell boy in the Pennsylvania Hotel, where I am staying. We called for a taxi to take us to Roxy’s Theatre and who should come but Rovdcn Daniels who now drives a Yellow Cab. At Roxy’s Theatre, Helen Garba Galoway, formerly Helen Wells, is playing opposite Ben Turpin in “Flaming Mamie.” We enjoyed the show very much and were quite surprised to know that little Helen is now a movie actress. As we strolled up Broadway, whom should I see but Edwin Culpepper, a white wing street cleaner. Edwin has managed to keep his cheery smile and John Gilbert looks. I saw the names of many of my classmates on billboards and electric signs. One of the hits of New York is “Why Boys Leave Home.” featuring Arthur and Vivien Baker. Washington : Saw Tom Weeks today. He is a very prominent lawyer here and now has a big case. Mrs. James LeRoy has been trying for the past five years to divorce her husband and Tom is representing her. Tom gave me all manner of information about our classmates. Happy, laughing. Octavia Spence is now running a reformatory for wild and wayward girls. Between you and me, little diary, I think Tom has fallen for Octavia. Atlantic City : Well, well, the winner of a beauty contest here today was none other than Effie Madrin. Effie. quite stunning in a one-piece bathing suit, paraded up the boardwalk. There is some talk of her being Miss America for ’54. It's wonderful what modern science can do for fleeting youth. How our grandmother would stare. Niagara Falls: Heavens! What has come over my classmates? Today I saw Mary Louise Bailey roll over the Niagara Falls in a barrel. Much to my surprise, she bobbed up from the foaming water below and was ready to try this act again for the many spectators. A few minutes later I flew past a hotel and whom should I see but Travis Turner. Pie immediately grabbed his parachute and came sailing over to meet me. When he was Page thirty-sixSPOTLIGHT near enough to talk, he invited tne to attend his wedding the next day. The blushing bride was to be the youngest daughter of the Queen of Roumania. Too bad! We always thought that a member of our class would be the favored one here. Cleveland: Tonight when we came out of a restaurant, I heard some music on the next corner. I found it was the Salvation Army and in the little group I saw Montery Lolax, Isabell Munden, Hazel Jennings, and 1 lallie Silverthorne. They were singing as though their lives depended upon it. Chicago: Dr. Eliert Bailey lectured at a meeting of the Woman’s Club on “The Care of Children.” He made such an interesting talk that I wish every mother could have heard it. Kansas Citv: Bought a book today. It is called "How Young Girls May Be Perfect Ladies,” and is written by Helen Wilkins. So Helen has at last written a book—I certainly must read every word of it. Princeton : Who would ever have thought Francis Benbury would teach Greek? Well, he is, and at Princeton. All of his students like him very much. Baltimore: Here I heard the news that Harry Ganderson has bought the Baltimore Bargain House. I saw a sign today which read “Aesthetic Dancing Taught In Four Lessons.” Upon entering the building I found Clara Pritchard and Texas Eason to he the instructors. New Orleans: Ruth Jones called me on the telephone this afternoon soon after our arrival. She is now selling Mellins Baby Food. Ruth told me that Billie Melick is matron of a lunatic asylum and seems to think she has a permanent job. I was unusually surprised to hear that Ward Thompson is living down here. Ruth says that Ward is a wealthy farmer and she sees him in town riding in his Packard almost every day. El Paso: We went to Barnum and Bailey's Circus this afternoon. It is one of the best circuses I have ever seen. But how could it help but be ? Evelyn Cox was selling tickets and she told us that Ruth Murden is taking the part of a dwarf, while Laura Lee Gray is the snake charmer in one of the side shows. My! How brave Laura is. I am so afraid of snakes. In the big tent we saw Bruce Overman, the bareback rider, come galloping around on a noble white steed. A little later I saw Tom Nelson walking nimbly upon a rope with an umbrella high over his head. Between the performances Dick Dozier came around selling big bright balloons. I wish every circus was as good as that, and I am sure every one would enjoy it. San Francisco: Here I find that our football player, Wilfred Hopkins, is preaching to the heathen Chinese. Wilfred is doing good work and I wish him all kinds of luck. Elizabeth Creecy is working for the Travelers Aid here and she says she finds it hard but interesting. Elizabeth is a busy girl these days. 'Vancouver: Tomorrow we leave for Hawaii. I read in the paper today where Helen Bright has won the world championship in tennis. I also saw in the sports section where Mabel Gordon had won the North Carolina State Championship in golf. Well, my classmates are really stepping out in the world. Page thirty-seven SPOTLIGHT Hawaii: Whom should I see today but Rebecca Stevens trying to sell Holeproof Hosiery. Poor Rebecca says business is dull out here. I guess it is, for the natives hardly know what hose are. Zooloo Islands : Dear little Doris is way out here in these lonely islands. Such a brave girl, for many are the hardships of a missionary. Hongi Kong: Ambassador William Mettrey is royally entertaining us while stopping here. Willliam, his wife, and two children are making our visit a pleasant one as well as interesting. I came across Elizabeth Chappell this morning trying to sell a bottle of Nelson’s No Kink for curly hair to a Chinaman. She was having some difficulty but finally landed him. Algiers: We have been here several days. Today a large caravan came in and up rode Emily Hall Brock and Emily Davis on a camel. They are slightly sunburned. Emily Hall told me that they had been hunting for big game in the African jungles. Switzerland: In this little mountain village today I found Thomas Harris. Thomas is an energetic young man for he is scoutmaster here, and the boy scouts take long trips over the mountains, around mountains, but mostly down mountains. Paris: I have seen several of my friends today. First, I saw Vetie Love, now a famous designer of Paris styles. Then I saw Katherine Davenport, who runs a beauty parlor under the name of Madame Jeanne De Vienport. That sounds rather fussy to me but if Katherine likes it, it is all right, I suppose. The last person I saw was Annie Mae Patrick. She told me she was a model now, and had all kinds of pretty clothes. Just a few minutes ago I read in a paper that Mary Johnson today became the bride of Count Nu Sense. Now Mary is a countess. Her picture was in the paper too. Mary makes a beuatiful bride. Spain : You never can tell. Plere I find Maxine Hopkins and William Gordon doing the tango in a show. They both like this land of sunshine and happiness, and who could blame them? Haitii : Again we are royally entertained but this time by Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Shaw. Mrs. Shaw was formerly Helen Gaither. Johnnie is king of Haitii and is a just and wise ruler. Raleigh : Among the many newspaper reporters to visit us on our return today was Katherine Cartwright. She is working for the News and Disturber. Elizabeth City: Home again! How strange everything seems. Mrs. Jones told me that Lavinia is teaching Virgil and Physics at Mashoes High School. Evelyn Hill came to see me tonight. Evelyn is running a “biddie'’ farm on a large scale down at Weeksville. She told me that Aubrey Bunch has secured the position of principal of E. C. H. S. Aubrey certainly has a job on his hands. I hope to take another trip soon, and to make a longer visit with many of my old classmates of ’28. Now that I have such a fine new plane and have learned to run it myself, maybe I can make many “flying trips’’. RUTH HARRIS. Page thirty-eightf SPOTLIGHT SENIOR POEM Like a drama are our school days With the school term as an act; Through we pass in szvift procession, Forging on, each class intact. Stagef right grips the timid “Presides,” As the curtains slowly rise, But he’s quick to catch the spirit Of the play, and learns his part and tries. r r Naughty “Sophs” are bold and boastful; y f i In the Spotlight they must strut. M 9 Then the Juniors come, fun-loving ; Q Oh, the capers that they cut. A Haughty Seniors in the last act 2 8 Stage the climax of the play; , R Thrilling now becomes the movement As we watch them day by day. Last of all, the great solution At this living drama’s close! Commencement finds a falling curtain. But the play? On, on, it goes. Rutii Murden. Page thirty-nineTHE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF '28 We, the members of the Senior Class of ’28, having been declared of sane mind and sound body, with the fullest realization that our span in Elizabeth City High School will soon terminate with exams, 'wish to settle in advance all disputes over our rights and property, by making this East Will and T cstament: Item I. We wish to bequeath with our blessings the following rights and properties to the members of the Junior class: (a) The Torture Rooms, number one and two, which we now occupy. (b) The Senior privilege of entering the building before the guards arrive. (c) The honor of having their numerals on the tank, if they can climb tioned, disposes of the following articles in this manner: Tom Nelson leaves his job as sport writer to Duard Jones. Elizabeth Creecy leaves to Ruth Holloman her latest information on “How to Grow Fat.” Dick Dozier bequeaths to Brent Wright his half of their “dead soldiers.” Emily Hall Brock leaves her wig to Shirley Fearing to use until Shirley’s hair is long enough to do up. that high. 1 I Item II. Realizing that the Junior numerals will not blend so well on the 9 tank, we leave the Sophomores the privilege of keeping them off. 9 Item III. As there is nothing left of the rights and properties of the 2 Senior Class as a whole, except chewing gum wads, we can leave only these 9 to the Freshman Class. 8 s Item IV. The Senior Class, with the consent of the members to be men- 1 Texas Eason leaves her “pull” with Mr. Jones to Clara Carmine. Ward Thompson bestows on Mr. Stephens all the Dodge parts that drop out of his Ford. Catherine Cartwright and Helen Wilkins leave two hard jobs to two poor Juniors. Ebert Bailey and James Leroy bequeath their loving ways to Jerry Wright and Russel Evans. Page fortyRoyden Daniels leaves Augusta behind, hoping that she will pine for him. Isabell Munden leaves her expert knowledge of ways to pull chewing gum to Miss Perry’s classes. Johnny Shaw’s love and devotion for one of our masculine instructors is left to Miss Helen Williams. The Red-Head club, which consists of Helen Wells and company, leaves to any crimson-tressed maiden the privilege of reorganizing the club. Eddie Culpepper leaves the privilege of having dates with Gertrude to Tubby, provided that he refrains from making use of this privilege before September, 1928. Evelyn Cox leaves her graceful dance steps to Elliot Cooke. Hazel Jennings bestows her bewitching looks on Mary Byrd Saunders. Billie Melick leaves the broken parts of her “aching heart’’ to Norman Gregory. Lavinia Jones leaves to Carrie Miller the privilege of vamping Mr. Whitaker during Physics period. Dorris Abbott bequeaths to H. Taylor the honor of accompanying Mr. Jones’ Glee Club on the piano. Yetie Love leaves her ability as an aviator to Chapman Nelson. Francis Benbury bestows his entire bottle of typewriter oil on Blucher Ehringhaus, provided Blucher agrees to drink it. Bruce Overman leaves to George Little the privilege of allowing h i s French reader to be swiped. Travis Turner has been persuaded to donate all the honors, privileges, and properties that have been left to him in the last three annuals to Christmas Mettrey. Lastly, Tom Weeks bequeaths bis heartfelt sympathy to the unfortunate Junior who is elected Testator next year. To this Will and Testament, we, the class of '28, affix hereunto our seal and signature this first day of June A. D. 1928. Senior Class of E. C. H. S. Tom Weeks (Testator) (Seal). Published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the Senior Class of the Elizabeth City High School, in witness whereof, we. the testators, do hereby affix our sign and seal this first day of June, Anno Domini, Page forty-onef SPOTLIGHT Sophomore Class 1930 for the largest number of paid subscriptions. Page forty-twoJUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS GERTRUDE GLOVER ...........................................President CARL SCARBOROUGH .......................................Vice-President GEORGE LITTLE ...................................Secretary-Treasurer Colors: Lavender and White Flower: Violet Motto: Work conquers everything Page forty-fourf SPOTLIGHT 1f SPOTLIGHT 1 Tagc forty-sixPage forty-sevenf SPOTLIGHT 1 COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Armstrong, Mattie Barnes, Mary liright, Elizabeth Brock, Maud Cartwright, Doris Connery, Margaret Culver, Elvene I riggers, I argaret Evans, Elizabeth Gibbs, Nellie JUNIORS Horner, Bessie Lane. Eleanor McKinney, Cora Overman, Ruth Pritchard, Evelyn Pritchard, Clara Raper, Neulah Wright, Beulah Creecy, Mary Scott, Ruth Carmine, Allen Hardison, Charlie Hastings, Garland Johnson. Howard Provo, Rayford Sawyer, Delmas Scarborough. Carl Spencer, Thomas Stanton. Ered West, Wilbur SENIORS Eason, Texas Madrin, Effie Patrick, Annie Mae Silverthorn. Hallie Stevens, Rebecca Benbury, Francis Ganderson, Harry Hopkins, Wilfred Mettrey, William Page forty-eightPage forty-ninev% f SPOTLIGHT Page fiftySPOTLIGHT SOPHOMORE CLASS SUZANNE MELICK BENNIE WILLIAMS JOHN STEPHENS . CLARA THOMPSON Colors ........ .............President ........I ’ice-Presidcnt ............Secretary .............Treasurer GREEN AND GOLD .........................JONQUIL NOT ON THE HEIGHTS, BUT CLIMBING Plover.............. Motto............... Sybil Alexander Alice Barrow Susie Bell Martha Berry Fannie Belle Bray Clarine Bunch Mary Bunch Clara Carmine Thelma Cartwright Carina Cooper Louise Culpepper Ruth Davenport Alice Davis Sallie Davis Pauline Dean Mary Ferrell Jennie Freeman Helen Garrett Glenna Glover Elizabeth Greenleaf Millicent Harris Dorothy Hicks Helen Hill Ruth Holloman Ruth Lane Margaret Lassiter Mary Heath Lewis Cornelia Love Mary Harvey Love Bessie Markham Augusta McPherson Suzanne Melick Rachel Miller Isa Moran Katie Murden Carrie Newbern Ida C. Nicholson Bettie Phelps Mary Raper Hilda Rodgers Lennie Rodgers Dorothy Roughton Millicent Saunders Bessie Sawyer Sarah Sawyer I lazel Silverthorne Margaret Simpson I lelen Smith Grace Spencer Axie Swain Margaret Symons Willie Mae Tatem Clara Thompson Wilma Tillett Nina Turner Augusta Walker Dora Wells Bernice White Margaret White Marion Williams Mary F. Williams Rennie Williams Margaret Winder William Cartwright Charles Cooj er Rollins Daniels Blucher Ehringhaus Russell Evans lames Ferebee Leon Ganderson Edgar Lambert Bobbie Lewis Reyburn Lowry Edward Midgett William Midgett Harold Nixon Elwood Provo Hugh Sawyer John Shannonhouse John Stephens I Ioward Stevens Medford Taylor Rives Taylor Roger Taylor Thomas White Raymond Williams Brent Wright Page fifty-oner SPOTLIGHT 1 kTs i S jo? IVSPOTLIGHT Page fifty-fourFRESHMAN CLASS President........... I ice-President Secretary-Treasurer j. d. winslow, jr. .... philip davis .... selma homer “Standing with reluctant feet IP here the brook and river meet.” Howard anderson panline bailey mary ball edward ball wilton barco leona basnight gertrude burgess vvilma boyce arthur britt william brock Herman bunch melvin bunch arthur burgess george bundy otis bundy clarence cahoon louise carter lloyd caroon elliot cooke william cooper mildred conncry rupert cox hither culpepper w illford dail edward davenport philip davis nr.t davis cldon davis forestt dunstan gladys dozier fred fearing ruth fercbee clay foreman harry guard william carter david gray bruce gregory coley gregory elizabeth Harris lessie Harris mavis Harris sarah lee harrell kathleen Harrison alice hettrick percy hettrick roy hurdle wilson hollowell j ames jackson duard jones Horace jones grace jenkins lyda jennette isabelle jennette Helen jordan jeanette kern robert keats carolyn kramer winiford lester rex mann phyllis mcmullen littleton gibbs mary mcintyre harry midgette marion mer.de katherine miller elliot morgan hazel miller mildred newbern martha outlaw george overman calvin owens elmcr payne everett peed jack perry earl perry lila pritchett elizabeth sanders Virginia sanders enoch sander 1 in ruth sanderlin mary sawyer jane sawyer futtrell sawyer alden Scarborough jay scott george scott edna scott doris seeley harry seeley archie shannonhouse ethel simpson kenneth simmons julia skinner john snowden josephine spence roliert spence charles spruill waiter swain anna taylor Wallace taylor burrus tillet dorothy twiford mamie twiford margaret twiford sarah dillion walker delma ward osceola west weymouth west robert white ray williams holland williams lizzie may winslow j. d. winslow robert ward louise wood lloyd wood jerry wright Page fifty-fivePage fifty-sixPage fifty-sevenTHE GENERAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION At last the difficult problem of athletic clubs has been solved. This year, for the first time, a general athletic association has been organized and has proved unusually successful. In the past years, the organizations of the boys and girls adopted separate rules. These proved satisfactory to a few. but in order to make interest in athletics generally popular, it was decided best to change the plans. With a 100 per cent membership as a goal, an exciting and unique drive was staged. Interest and friendly rivalry were kindled and the old school spirit rallied visibly. The Seniors and Sophomores finally won out in the race by a close margin. The officers are as follows: HELEN WILKINS ....................................................President NEL'LAH RAPER ...............................................Vice-President TOM WEEKS .........................................Secretary and Treasurer MRUCE OVERMAN ..........................................Business Manager These were elected after much thought, and proved very competent. The loyal support and co-operation of every member resulted in making the association the biggest, best, and most successful in the annals of E. C. H. S. Page fifty-ninePage sixtySPOTLIGHT The fall of 1927-’28 found most of the players of last year's varsity team back with renewed determination. About twenty-five candidates were coached and drilled in charging, tackling, and handling the ball until ready to try for a place on the varsity. The successful contestants were: John Johnson ....................................................Center Carl Scarborough .............................................R. Guard Rollins Daniels ..............................................L. Guard Lorimer Midgett (Captain) ....................................R. Tackle Raymond Williams .............................................L. Tackle Randolph Dozier ..............................................L. End George Little ................................................R. End Wilfred Hopkins ...........................................Quarter Back Philip Davis ........................................................R. Halfback Mettrey .............................................................L. Halfback Shaw ..........................................................Fullback Subs: H. Johnson, B. Overman, R. Provo, J. LeRoy, and A. Bunch. With Midgett as captain and Philip Davis, halfback, the Yellow Jackets were led to six victories. The score of the games ars as follows: E. C. H. S 26 Poplar Branch 0 E. C. H. S 12 Washington 12 E. C. H. S 6 South Norfolk 44 E. C. H. S 12 Oceana 0 E. C. H. S 7 Roanoke Rapids 13 E. C. H. S 12 Poplar Branch 0 E. C. H. S 0 Suffolk 34 E. C. H. S 13 Edenton 7 E. C. H. S 6 Hertford 0 Page sixty-one cr SPOTLIGHT 1 Page sixty-two SPOTLIGHT BOYS' BASKET BALL TEAM Although the boys got off to a poor start early in the season, they began to improve and. by exercising a commendable fighting spirit, succeeded in defeating several of their strongest opponents. It is expected that some of the material developed this year will prove valuable to the school next season. The line-up is: Hopkins (Captain) Tillet Midgett Mettrey '.... Twiford Subs: Little and Johnson. The result of the games is as follows Hertford 40 Elizabeth Citv .... 21 Hertford 13 Elizabeth Citv .... 17 Hertford 24 Elizabeth Citv .... 21 Farmville 14 Elizabeth Citv .... 16 Greenville 28 Elizabeth Citv .... 11 Roanoke Rapids . 13 Elizabeth Citv .... 17 Weldon 16 Elizabeth Citv .... 10 Edenton forfeited Rockv Mount ... 13 Elizabeth Citv .... 9 Washington 18 Elizabeth Citv .... 10 Hertford 18 Elizabeth Citv .... 11 Farmville 27 Elizabeth Citv .... 11 Greenville 22 Elizabeth Citv .... 17 Roanoke Rapids . 57 Elizabeth Citv .... 17 Hertford 17 Elizabeth Citv . . . . 21 Washington 19 Elizabeth Citv .... 14 Rockv Mount .. . 25 Elizabeth Citv .... 20 Page sixty-three SPOTLIGHT GIRLS' BASKET BALL TEAM The girls’ basket ball team, though losing three regulars from last year’s varsity, showed the real Betsy Hi School spirit by winning ten games out of the sixteen played. Two of these games brought us in line for the championship. In the first, Elizabeth City Yellow Jackets defeated Edenton by a large majority but were eliminated by Washington who has lost only one game in thirty-five. Much of the credit for our success belongs to our coach, Miss Williams, for her untiring efforts. The line-up is: Neulah Raper ......................................................Forward Beulah Wright .....................................................Forward Dora Wells .........................................................Center Helen Wilkins (Captain) .............................................Guard Margaret Connery ...........................................•' • • • Guard Helen Wells .........................................................Guard Subs: Katherine Mann, Helen Hill, Emily Hall Brock, Hallie Silverthorne, Mary Heath Lewis. The record of the team is: F.. C. H. S.......................26 E. C. H. S.......................32 E. C. H. S.......................28 E. C. H. S.......................47 E. C. H. S.......................28 E. C. H. S............27 E. C. H. S.......................34 E. C. H. S............28 E. C. H. S.......................23 E. C. IT. S.......................25 E. C. H. S.......................24 E. C. H. S. Forfeited E. C. FI. S..................... 32 E. C. H. S.......................35 E. C. H. S............37 E. C. H. S...........11 Hertford .....................31 Hertford .....................20 Washington ...................47 Edenton.......................11 Washington ...................38 Weldon .......................11 Greenville ...................18 Hertford .....................21 Edenton.......................11 Rocky Mount ..................33 Wilson........................34 Greenville Tarboro.......................16 Hertford .....................28 Edenton....................... 7 Washington ...................58 Page sixty-fivt; W f SPOTLIGHT I BASEBALL TEAM WILLIAM CARTER EDWIN CULPEPPER LITTLETON GIBBS JOHNNY JOHNSON WILLIAM METTREY THOMAS SPENCER RUPERT COX PHILIP DAVIS WILFRED HOPKINS LORIMER MIDGETTE CARL SCARBOROUGH ARTHUR WOOD n: ■A Page sixty-sixTage sixly-scvcnf SPOTLIGHT HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA ETHEL V. JONES ................ MAHALAH MEEK I NS McMULLAN .... Violins Katherine Mann Vera Jennings Helen Wilkins Fannie Rell Bray Alice Davis Ruth Davenport Frank Snowden John Stevens Saxophones Hugh Sawyer Blucher Ehrinhaus Wilford Dale Tom Weeks Jane Sawyer Pianist Doris Abbott Drums Clarence Cohoon Director . Mascot Clarinet Byron Sawyer Banjos Louise Wood Rennie Williams Trombone Bobby Lewis Trumpet Arthur Wood Page sixty-eightf SPOTLIGHT 1 BOYS' GLEE CLUB J. A. JONES ...... First Tenors Clay Foreman Arthur Wood Bruce Overman Wilfred Hopkins Duard Jones Second Tenors Royden Daniels William Gordon Edward Midgett Thomas White Heywood Harrell Wilson Hollowel! Eldon Davis Rives Taylor Frank Snowden First Basses Edwin Culpepper ..............Director Delbert Dudley Tom Weeks Albert Kramer Second Basses Bobby Lewis Elliott Morgan Philip Davis Lorimer Midgett Hugh Sawyer Page sixty-nineSPOTLIGHT GIRLS' GLEE CLUB President ..................................................RUTH HARRIS Secretary .............................................ELIZABETH WHITE Treasurer ............................................MILDRED CONNERY Mary Louis Bailey Mary Ball Florence Ballard Mary Barnes Leona Basniglit Helen Bright Clara Carmine Elizabeth Chappell Mildred Connery Evelyn Cox Adrienne Davis Gladys Dozier Margaret Driggers Ruth Ferebee Camilla Foreman Mabel Gordon Ruth Harris Helen Hill Evelyn Hill Josephine Spence Bessie Horner Grace Jenkins Lyda Jennette Isabella Jennette Mary Johnson Ruth Jones Jeanette Kerr Margaret Lassiter Cornelia Love Catherine Miller Hazel Miller Ruth Murden Cora McKimmey Marion Meads Lela Pritchett Ruth Sanderlin Edna Scott Hazel Silverthorne Margaret Simpson Anna Taylor Sarah Dillon Walker Elizabeth White Delma Ward Page seventyTRIANGULAR DEBATERS Query: Resolved: That Congress should enact the McXary-Haugen Farm-Relief Bill. Affirmative Katherine Cartwright Kenneth Mtinden Alternate Isabel! Munden Negative Miserere Hettrick William Gordon Sponsor M. IX Whitakerf SPOTLIGHT 1 I A 71J 1 701 L MIV lAI Y A% C rj i • 7 v ' x sS ssn V, "Si..... ■ - v. ► -O ''V ’ J V V»' ✓. jP V V M flk s . cv % m A % 1 W V 2r £ . SOCIALS m:mok' i.axs ,vy M V A. V v s c rT °r V V ' Holidays o- y tj % FUOI.K S OF 2S JT- - .-T r I a t Year’s Staff (ommcnd Paper 1 it9 Mvilf .V . •A Aiy„ Page seventy-twoTHE LOUDSPEAKER STAFF Due to the loyal and untiring efforts of Mr. Hartsell and the staff. The Loudspeaker has been a greater success this year than ever before. Every phase of school life has been well represented in an interesting style. Originality has played a larger part than ever, and the real ability of the staff has made itself evident in well thought-out editorials and “juicy" humor. Too much couldn't be said of Mr. Hartsell's part in the success of our school paper. The staff is: Editor Katherine Cartwright Managing Editor Royden Daniels Easiness Manager Evelyn Cox Advertising Manager Helen Bright Assignment Editor Edwin Culpepper Associate Editors Tom Nelson Helen Wells Emily Davis Octavia Spence Katherine Davenport Laura Gray Lavinia Jones Evelyn Hill Elizabeth White Elizabeth Chappell Tom Weeks Mary Johnson Ruth Murden Elizabeth Creecv Billie Melick Hazel Jennings Helen Gaither Earl Dean Maxine Hopkins Thomas Harris Exchange Editor Mary Louise Bailey Typists Francis Benbury Wilfred Hopkins Eftie Madrin William Mettrev Annie Mae Patrick Harry Ganderson Texas Eason Hallie Silverthorne Advertising Committee Isabell Munden Ward Thompson Emily Hall Brock Circulation Staff Arthur Wood Ruth Jones Page seventy-threeTHE ELIZABETHAN PLAYERS President ..................................................EVELYN HILL Pice-President .......................................BILLIE MELICK Secretary ............................................RUTH MURDEN Treasurer ................. ..........................ARTHUR WOOD Reporter ...........................................HELEN GAITHER Sponsor ......................................MISS EUNICE GOODWIN Historian ..........................................TRAVIS TURNER Martha Berry Nellie Boyce Elizabeth Bright Helen llright Clara Carmine Elizabeth Chappel Evelyn Cox Edwin Culpepper Catherine Davenport Shirley Fearing James Ferebee Clay Foreman Helen Gaither Gertrude Glover Mabel Gordon Laura Leigh Gray Hey wood Harrel Doris Harrison MEMBERS Margaret Harris Miserere Hetrick Evelyn Hill Myrtle Hill Maxine Hopkins Hazel Jennings Vera Jennings Albert Kramer Elsie Learv Monterey Lomax Katherine Mann Billie Melick Carrie Miller Isa Moran Elliot Morgan Kenneth Munden Ruth Murden iChapman Nelson Erlien Newbern Bruce Overman 'Francis Pendleton Evelyn Pritchard Mary Byrd Saunders Howard Stevens Ilallie Silverthorne Margaret Simpson Blanche Stack Roger Taylor Ward Thompson Travis Turner Tom Weeks Tom White Marion Williams Arthur Wood Page seventy-fiveSPOTLIGHT PHILAKETION CM Colors: Blue and Gold. Motto: ‘"You’d scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage.” Mascot: Tuck Melick. Sponsor: Dorothy Pope Officers: first Semester President. Suzanne Melick Secretary, Clara Thompson Vice-Pres., Kathleen Harrison Treasurer. Flora Johnson Officers: Second Semester President. Margaret Winder Secretary. Carovln Kramer Vice-Pres. Suzanne Melick Treasurer. Flora Johnson MEMBERS Kathleen Harrison Flora Johnson Carolyn Kramer Suzanne Melick Martha Outlaw Harmon Taylor Margaret Winder Alice Barrow Wilma Boyce Pauline Deans Glenna Glover Elizabeth Harris F’hylis McMullan Katie Murden Mary A. Sawyer Julia Skinner Margaret Symons Clara Thompson Augusta Walker Susie Bell 9 2 8 Page seventy-sixSPOTLIGHT A. A. A. OFFICERS AND MEMBERS President ............................. Vice-President ....................... Secretary ............................. Treasurer ............................ Business Manager ..................... Chairman, Ways and Means Committee Initiation Committee ................. ......HUGH SAWYER ....WARD THOMPSON .........TOM WEEKS ...EDWIN CULPEPPER ......BRENT WRIGHT ....HOWARD STEVENS BLUCHER EHRINCHAUS HEYWOOD HARRELL Motto: WINE. WOMEN. AND AUTOMOBILES. Pass Word: AMEN! Page seventy-sevenf SPOTLIGHT 1 Page seventy-eightFrettiest SPOTLIGHT WHO'S WHO AND HOW SENIORS BILLIE MELICK Most Stylish ........................................LAVINIA JONES Most Intellectual .............................................HELEN WILKINS Best All-Round Girl.....................................RL TH HARRIS Best All-Round Boy ...............................LORIMER MIDGETT OTHERS Best All-Round Junior Girl ........................KATHERINE MANN Best All-Round Sophomore Girl ......................SARAH SAWYER Best All-Round Freshman Girl.....................DOROTHN TWIFORD Page eightyMiss Billie Melick Purchasing “Texaco” from “Marvin’s” Service Station For the Best in Petroleum Products follow the example of the Elizabeth City High School USE TEXACO Page eighty-oneKAYSER’S Pure Silk Hosiery Page eighty-twof SPOTLIGHT 1 McCABE GlIICE Shopping Center Since 1890 Page eighty-thrccJ SPOTLIGHT 1 The Home of ('o-Kd I'rod's and Other I1i()h ('hiss (Garments M. LEIGH SHEEP CO. Page eighty-fourQUINN FURNITURE COMPANY Quality Furniture POINDEXTKR St., ELIZABETH ClTY, N. C. Page eighty-fiveOne of Our Famous $16.75 Dresses Tailored by C. H. U. Robbins Co., New York E. S. CHESSOX AND SOX Page eighty-sixFMft.' PRODUCT OF GENERAL MOTORS BRATTEN TATEM Va. Dare Hotel Bldg., Corner o$ Fearing and McMorrine St. Phone 623 Elizabeth City, N. C. Fagc eighty-sevenSAVINGS BANK TRUST CO. Elizabeth City, N. C. Page eighty-eightThere are 365 clays in the year. 8 hours sleep .......................................................122 days 8 hours recreation ..................................................122 clays 1 hour meals .................................................. 16 clays We all rest Sundays............................................ 52 days If we knock off Saturdays ..................................... 52 clays Nobody works Labor Day.......................................... 1 day 365 davs Clay: “For two cents I’d kiss you.’’ Erlien: “Well, here’s fifty cents. Let's get going.” Guest: “That girl of yours is a chip off the old block.” Mr. Brock: “So they tell me. By the way, another splinter arrived last night.” Helen: “What color is best for a June bride?” Lorimer: “All a matter of taste. I’d prefer a white one.” Eunice Perry: “I’m so thrilled! I just received an anonymous letter.” Eunice Goodwin: “You don’t say. Who from?” Lorimer Midgett: “What’s matter—broke?” Wifred Hopkins: “Yea—I can’t even pay attention.” The three R’s of matrimony: Romance, Rice, Rocks. Hugh: “There was a lion layin’ in front of me—.” Blucher: “Lying, Hugh, lying.” Hugh: “Well, I’ll swear on my oath I’m telling the truth.” Page ninetySPOTLIGHT THINGS WE HOPE WILE NEVER HAPPEN Think what a state of affairs would be brought about if some members of the class of ’28 were made members of the faculty! For instance: if Tom Weeks was principal, the following might take place: Mr. Weeks, principal of Elizabeth City High School, is seated in the Office, with his feet propped up on the desk. He is in conference with Miss Texas Eason, teacher of English. Miss Eason opens the door to leave the Office, and the parting words of Principal Weeks are heard: “All right, I’ll give Fred Isenhour ten weeks in study hall. S’ long.” The principal returns to his work. (?) A knock, and a more or less timid (more less) Freshman enters the room. Prin. Weeks: “You said something. As a teacher, Royden makes a good —er—oh—did you say Mr. Daniels and you don’t agree? Hum, well, there's nothing funny about that,—still Latin’s a great study. Now if I hadn't taken Latin, I wouldn't know that ‘Credo’ and ‘ential’ were the derivation of the word credential, which means to ‘force belief in one’s self.’ That word has put me where I am now.—I think you had better try it again. That’s all. I have an important da—1 should say engagement right away.” The revered principal goes into the study hall and confers with the pretty teacher in charge (Of course she would be good looking). They are seen strolling away together (probably bound for the Drug Store). Then in geometry class, Earl Dean might go on in this wise: “Say, Hopeless, I’ve told you for the last time that a triangle has four sides each parallel to the base. Martin Whitaker, you may explain to the class the theorem, ‘When a circle is parallel to a point, equal perpendicular Prin. Weeks: “All right, kid, come here. What d’ya want? a slip? oh, S I you’ll find one in the girl's dressing room.” a Prin. Weeks: “And you ? what do you want ?” o Helen Williams states her mission. Prin. Weeks: “So you don’t like w 2 your teacher? Which one, tell me.” 2 e Helen: “Mr. Daniels. He don’t know a thing about Latin and he’s al- o Jo ways scaring us kids in class. He’s a rotten teacher.” J s Page ninety-oneSPOTLIGHT bisectors passing through the three verticles might form right angles with the base.” He explains. Coach Midgett: ‘‘Quite so, quite so. That reminds me of a play I used to use in football in my younger days. It was called the Perpendicular Parallel, Extended and dropped over right end. It went like this. Come here, Amos, and I’ll show you.” He demonstrates. A scrimmage ensues, and he comes up from the bottom minus coat, collar, and tie, but undaunted. ‘‘This was one of the things that I was noted for. And so you see we find geometry applied everywhere. In all the various plays of basket ball and football, one describes arcs, graceful chords, beautiful angles, wonderful circles, and so forth.” Midgett raves on until the bell rings. Let us turn to the learned teacher of English, Ward Thompson. Let us listen to the pearls of knowledge and wisdom that fall from his lips. “-------an thus from the great goddess, Venus, we get the word versus, that finds such a good use in our modern conversation. Xow. Earl Hartsell, what was Aphrodite? What?—a musical comedv ? Has all my teaching been in vain? Does anyone know? Oh, that's right. Aphrodite was the wife of Caesar. I am glad some one shows the careful training I have given you.” Yea, verily, it were well indeed that the illustrious class of '28 is not represented on the faculty. Hugh: So Blucher tried out for cheer leader! Fine. How did he come out? Brent: ‘‘Headfirst and through the window.” ‘‘Lots of people make fools of themselves again and again.” “That's right. You’ve been married three times.” He who laughs first told the joke. Waiter: “Soup?” Tubby: “Is it good soup?” Waiter: “Yeah, fourteen carrot. Page ninety-two0»Nd O Page ninety-three 0(0 SPOTLIGHT LAWFUL NAME ALIAS FAVORITE EXPRESSION IDENTIFIED BY AMBITION Helen Wells Chicken "It nearly killed me”. "I’ll be denied" Catherine Cartwright. "K" Her laugh Lorimer Midgett Midgett "Time for the bell"... Helen Gaither Ilcl "Durn it" Ilallie Silverthorn... Ilallie “Come here" Mabel Gordon Mabel Run Congressional Library Ward Thompson.... “Censored" Be a big, strong, handsome brute Travis Turner Travis "Blank" Ruth Harris Ruth “Got a letter" A “ball" Tom Weeks Felix "I’ve been a fool".... Garland Hastings.... Shorty "Nuthin" Maxine Hopkins.... Maxine "My golly” Elizabeth White "Oh. gee!” Evelyn Hill Evelyn "Holy gee" James LcRoy Jimmie "I don’t know" Hazel Jennings Hazel "You know" Ruth Jones Ruthie "O, my" Mary "Well, you see" "1 low’d you guess it?" Legs Lavinia Jones Lug Francis Benbury Francis "O, yes” Bruce Overman Bruce "Ain’t I right?".... Sissy strut Rebecca Stevens Becky A lot Run a chicken farm.... Get 90 out of the Buick Emily Hall Brock.. Brock “What ya want?"... Isabel! Munden Issy "Well T ileeln-e" 5 1 V. tX Udl”IIU|l III Va. Dare Elizabeth Crcccy.... "I’m telling you right now" Her sarcasm To get a chemistry Billy "Now. Mr. lsenhour”. Her "permanent" darling Dorris Abbott Dotty Texas “Aw, heck!" Chorus girl Texas Eason "Listen here” Earl Dean Skinny "I’ve got a new joke". Not capable of having such Blanche Stack Blanche "Dern it" Page ninety-fourEvelyn Cox Ebert Bailey ........ Helen Bright........ Edwin Culpepper------ Catherine Davenport. Elizabeth Chappell... Royden Daniels....... Mary Louise Bailey.. Elbe Madrin......... Thomas Nelson........ Helen Wilkins....... Arthur Wood.......... Monterey Lomax.... Annie Mae Patrick... William Mcttrcy...... Wilfred Hopkins...... 11 arry Ganderson Randolph Dozier.... Johnnie Shaw......... Vivian Baker......... SPOTLIGHT ALIAS FAVORITE EXPRESSION IDENTIFIED BY Kvcvln. “Who’s got my “And uh!’’ “Gimme an ad I’’.... “Aw, leave me ’lone”. “Well, I’ll see” “Annual meeting Her voice today’’ Royden Mary Lou “Aw h “.... “I’ll be jum| cd up’’.. Kffie “Shucks” Tom “Got your History?”. i Helen “I wonder”.....,.... “O, go on” Monte “Well, you don’t say”. Strut Annie Mae.... “You don’t know’.. Mike “Now, Mr. Pigott”.. “Please, Bunch” "Let me think” “Gimme a drink”... Viv “Well” AMBITION Find who swiped her notebook paper... Make------like him.. . Run the X. Y. Times. Do nothing.......... Live in the country.. Weigh 100 |K unds.. Break girls’ hearts. Swim the Atlantic.. Be President’s Secretary To get one.......... Graduate in June... Actor................ Be a good house wife. Be a stenographer---- Athlete............. Join the Navy........ Own the world........ Get drunk as often as he wishes....... Have a dance.. School “marm”. Page ninety-fiveSPOTLIGHT IDLES OF THE KING CHAPTER I. THE QUARREL ’Twas in the days of good King Arthur. Lady Wantsalott iiad just divorced her royal husband because she had heard a rumor of the great wealth Sir Gala had. Dissension was rife. The trouble began when Lady Wantsalott asked the old boy for a new suit of furniture. “Prithee, mv lord.” she had asked, “let us have something in place of that old-fashioned Round Table. Always 1 am denting my biggest bustle on its sharp corners.” “Not a chance,” replied Lord Wantsalott. "I gotta pay me dog tax this month and there are three pigs due on the flivver.” (For in those days men paid their debts with live stock). “That’s all right, you brute!” wailed Lady Wantsalott, “I will go out into yon garden and eat worms.1'’ CHAPTER II. THE BARNYARD ROBBERY. Gurth, the swineheard was busily engaged in combing the curls out of Lillian’s tail. (For Lillian was Lord Wantsalott’s choicest pig). “Ho-la! you scurvy yokel!” bawled Lord Wantsalott. “Come thither ere I tweak thine sniveling nose. Tarry a while; I wouldst have words with thee.” Whereupon, Gurth replied meekly, “Speak my lord, I am all ears.” “How fares the pig crop, thou dolt?” “Alac and alas, my lord. I crave thy gracious pardon. I have sad news for thee. Yon frosty morn. Sir Galahad did chance to pass this way, and hearing thou wert out a-hunting of the Holy Grail, he ups and swipes five of our premier and swiftest hams. What’s more, my lord, before he left, he kissed my gracious mistress, your wife.” “Zounds! Knave! He stole my fattest hams? And kissed my lady fair! Would that he had but kissed my hogs and stolen my pesky wife! I'll have his head for this.” CHAPTER TIT. LORD WANTSALOTT’S REVENGE Sir Gala had been eating supper at the Red Nose Inn, cpiaffing the foaming ale, and biting alphabets out of pretzels, for sandwiches were unknown in Page ninety-sixAs Elaine, the pure and beautiful barmaid of Astalot, set before him another mug of barley suds, he playfully chuckled her under her dimpled chin with his riding boot. Hut since Sir Gala had forgotten to remove his spur from the boot, the sorry wench felt rebuffed and fell to polishing the brazen rail of the bar. At this moment, and not until then, who should appear upon the scene but Lord Wantsalott, having just arrived in haste from Brokengate, for that was the name of his feudal castle. Me tied his foaming charger to the stop light, and with his quarter staff buffeted down the stout oaken door. Entering the room, he paused a moment to take in the fumes of roasting ham wafted to his nostrils from the roaring fire place where Friar Bacon was basting the side of pork turning on the spit. “The sons of my Lillian!’’ cried Lord Wantsalott, tears flooding his eyes in memory of his beloved porkers. “I will revenge thee, my little hamlets. Avaunt—varlets. To arms! Defend yourselves!’’ Whereupon, Lord Wantsalott took Ex Celsior. his trusty sword from its chocolate coated scabbard and charged into their midst. On either side of his slashing, his opponents fell away and crashed headlong into the piles of broken doughnuts on the floor. The carnage was incredible. ’Twas like the aftermath of bargain day. Finally there remained but one knight still standing before the fierce attack of Lord Wantsalott. That knight was Sir Galahad, as nifty a wielder of shining blade as ever took boxing lessons. We would like to continue this story, fair reader, but Sir Galahad slew him. Hiegh-ho! That’s life. Always some disappointment. EARL DEAN. Love is a legalized form of insanity for which there is but one adequate punishment—marriage. “I met my wife in a very odd way—I ran over her in my car and later married her.” “If everybody had to do that, there wouldn’t be so much reckless driving.” Dick Dozier: “Hey! Sit down in front!” Evelyn Cox: “Quit your kidding. I don’t bend that way.” Page ninety-sevenPage ninety-eightf SPOTLIGHT 1-T SPOTLIGHT 1 TIME HAS ONLY HELPED IT ixinnniiM The First Citizens National Bank ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. nnniMxnnn Two Kinds of Interest PERSONAL AND 4 % Financial Headquarters Since 1801 Page one hundred oneSPOTLIGHT ... Our Compliments SEDBERRY’S DRUG FOWLER CO. STORE Dry Goods, Notions, Clothing Prescription Druggists and Shoes Everything in the Drug Line HOSIERY A SPECIALTY CANDIES - SODA - CIGARS Phone 775 106 Poindexter St. IVe Appreciate Your Patronage Miss Perry: “Louise, do the pupils misbehave like this in every class ?” Louise Wood: “Yes’m, every class that I’m in. COOPER CLEANING WORKS L. B. PERRY MOTOR COMPANY Quality Cleaning and Chevrolet Pressing Phones 280-281 S ales—S erv ice Colonial Avenue ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. a ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. ■—.n Page one hundred twoSPOTLIGHT w. F. WILLIAMS Candy, Fruits, Cigars, Tobacco Fresh Peanuts a Specialty 108 Water St. near County Bridge PHONE 7(50 SWEET VIOLET New York State Vegetables "PARTLOw" AND “ROMAN GOLD” California Fruits and Hawaiian Pineapple lutz a schramm’s Pickles, Preserves and Jellies Theif Leave a Pleasant Memory Ask Your Grocer J. II. FLORA CO. Wholesale Grocers Main St. at Water Phone 38 Johnny Shaw: “I’m twenty-one today and I can vote.’’ Tom Nelson: “No, you can’t.’’ Johnny: “Why not?” Tom Nelson : “There’s no election.’’ A Revelation in Transportation Fast and Sporty Durable THE NEW FORD and Economical Now is the Time to choose the model That appeals to your Taste! AUTO AND GAS ENGINE WORKS. Inc. “Ford Service Since 1912” Page one hundred threeSPOTLIGHT Pure Drugs Courteous Treatment A L B E M A R L E P H A R M A C V “We have it, can get it, or it isn’t made” Right Prices Prompt Deliveries NUNN ALLY’S CANDIES Drugs and Medicines Toilet Articles PERFUMES l ace Powder Cigars and Cigarettes Cosmetics Soda Fountain Open All Year SOUTHERN HOTEL BLDG. l'hones: One-Five-Two ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. Mr. Dozier: “I’ve a freak over on my farm. It’s a two-legged calf.” Second Farmer: “I know it. He was over to call on my daughter last night.” Elizabeth and Suburban Gas Co. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. Page one hundred fourf SPOTLIGHT 1 Always ask for SCHOOL SUPPLIES "Why not make this saving?” Bottled 1 doz. Tablets, 45c 1 doz. Pencils, 45c I doz. Spelling Blanks, 45c A complete line of School Supplies For the Children “Every bottle sterilised for your protection." Phones 607 and 608 B. B. JAMES “I’ve always maintained,” declared Mr. Pigott, “that no two people on earth think alike.” “You'll change your mind,” declared Mrs. Pigott, “when you look over our wedding presents.” 403 E. COLONIAL AVE. NEW GAITHER LAMBERT BLDG. We Are Eager To Serve You I I n inunomiv FRANKLIN PRINT SHOP(’ U.U.U U I ITT w ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. Telephone 670 Our foremost effort is always to please our customers Page one hundred fiveSPOTLIGHT The Largest We carry the most complete line and of Magazines and Newspapers Best Equipped Cleaning in the Albemarle. Plant in Eastern North Carolina Boohs Rented and Sold. THE ONLY DYE HOUSE SERVICE NEWS CO. IN ELIZABETH CITY Service Beyond Self •f N. Martin St. Phone 1020 BRAY’S French Dry Cleaners and Dyers Ward: “Why did you break your engagement with that school teacher ?” Carl: “1 didn’t show up one night, and she wanted me to bring a written excuse from my parents." DETERMINATION COUNTS Football games are not won by half-hearted players, neither is a success in anything achieved by those who do not tackle every obstacle with determination to reach the goal. Saving money regularly always helps. Carolina Banking § Trust Com pang Columbia Elizabeth City Hertford Tage one hundred sixSPOTLIGHT RYAN FLORAL CO. INCORPORATED 8 S. HOAD ST. PHONE 8i FLOWERS For Every Occasion Established 1923 Leading Florist in Eastern North Carolina When in need of Drug Store Service or a pleasant place to get a fountain drink with friends Think of OVERMAN AND STEVENSON’S “Drugs with a Reputation” 412 EAST MAIN ST. Howard: “Yes, Brent. Billie said she dreamed last night she was dancing with you.” Brent: “You thrill me to pieces.” Howard: “And then she woke up to find her kid brother pounding her feet with a flat iron.” AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE Your automobile is a liability from the moment you drive it out of the garage. PROTECT YOURSELF with liability insurance. CAREFUL DRIVING INSURES NO ONE. Courts are full of suits against “CAREFUL DRIVERS” who had their first accident. The cost is surprisingly low. Call me and I will be glad to give you rates and all information without obligation to you. J. G. Fearing, GENERAL INSURANCE. KRAMER BLDG., ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. PHONES 533-6.57-W. Page one hundred sevenSPOTLIGHT W A REAL QUALITY SHOP WEEKS SAWYER Where the best clothes come from. M. G. MORRISETTE COMPANY HOME FURNISHERS ♦ ♦ ♦ Main Street Elizabeth City, N. C. Shirley: “What’s become of that football player who used to be around so much?’’ Gertrude: “I had to penalize him five nights for holding.” For over fifty years AULD CLASS RINGS ANI) PINS Have led the field They’ve had to he good to stay in front that long! AULD’S, INC. Class Rings and Pins Commencement Invitations and cards. COLUMBUS, OHIO Page one hundred eightSPOTLIGHT TRAl'B Crniiln Orunft.' 'Blossom, V —KM, ) {Ring Genuine Orange Blossom — with a world of style. Superior in metals and jeweling—moderately priced. LOUIS SELIG Your Jeweler Since 1882 409 E. MAIN ST. BAILEY’S FILLING STATION East Church St. Phone 28 STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS MOBILOIL PENZOIL VEEDOL WHIZOIL Alemite Sekvice India Tires Fish: “Why do you call me Pilgrim ?” Gertrude: “Well, every time you call you make a little progress.” When Von Think of Motion Pictures Think of CAROLINA THEATRE ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. “Always a Good Show” Page one hundred nineMr. Isenhour: “Well, everything I say goes." William: “Fine, come into the garage and tell it to the Ford." “I haven't a thing to wear," has been the cry of the women all through the ages, but the modern women are the first to wear it. Judge. Mr. Jones: "Delbert, why are you fighting?” Delbert: “I said a pear was oblong, and he said it was round.” Mr. Jones: "Come now. shake hands and call it square.” Isabel: "Why are you running that steam roller over that field?” Mr. Stevens: “I’m going to raise mashed potatoes this year.” Iola: “I hang my head in shame evervtime I see the family wash in the back yard.” Shirley: “Oh, do they?” Mildred: “Miss Eunice, why didn’t I pass on English this month ?” Miss Eunice: "Don't you know why?” Mildred: "I can’t think." Miss Eunice: “You’ve guessed it.” Page one hundred tenSPOTLIGHT THE SUGAR BOWL Drugs Cigars Cigarettes Candies Fine Soda Fountain Service E. Fearing St. New I)ufe Bldg. HOWARD WHALEY, Prop. Pritchard’s Beauty Parlor 4 North Poindexter St. PHONE 941 ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. Four Methods of Permanent Waving: Edmond Lanoil Circuline Frigidine Hair Cutting Shampooing Facials Manicuring Scalp T reatment Water Waving Finger Waving Hair Dyeing Marceling Emily Hall: “I picked up this roadster for a song." Tom Spencer: “Yea, I heard you gave a note for it.” Style Gladys M. Spence Headquarters MILLINERY Where Society Brand Clothes An Exclusive Line of Hats for Are Sold Misses and Matrons I). WALTER HARRIS Fearing Street “The City Tailor and Clothier” 3 ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. rf SPOTLIGHT t o —— — a Compliments Vi U) •! 2 s of tore and munity rs. You dies. Bo( ies, Fui cpings. K CO Y, N. C KRAMER BROS. COMPANY LUMBER AND are proud of our s rices to this comi over fifty yea Let Us Serve ool and Office Supp icy Goods, Novelt turc and Houseke 1’. W. MELIC ".T.IZABETH CIT MILLWORK 4J u 5 r ’ O fa rv V. C 2 —• Brent: “Hey, Howard, your engine’s smoking.” Howard : “Well, it's old enough to.” “6 REASONS” Why i ou need a telephone Compliments in your home: 1. For protection. 2. In time of illness. 3. As a convenience. 4. For friendship’s sake. of 5. To save time and worry. 6. A fire alarm in your home. A. F. TOXEY CO. Install a Phone today WHOLESALE NORFOLK CAROLINA TELE- GROCERS PHONE CO. o o Patre one hundred twelveSPOTLIGHT — ——■ THE PARK MOR EXPERIENCE REFRESHING DRINKS is the best teacher, and those SANDWICHES whose experience has been in re- FRUITS ceiving the very best in meats, prices, and service have found this to be true when dealing with TOBACCO PRODUCTS NOVELTIES CANDIES MARION C, LOVE Phones 27, 76 and 381 Meet your friends here and enjoy our cozy place. 505 E. FEARING ST. “Mandy, I sees the love light shinin’ in yo’ eyes.” “Dat ain’t mah love light. Rastus, dat's mah stop light.” RAULFS COX M KLizAamt cityAQ £I)C pdilg Awgtyce French Dry Cleaners Always interested in every ac- and tivity of the Elizabeth City High Tailors School. Phone 683 8 S. Water St. Page one hundred thirteenSPOTLIGHT a —. Dodge Bros. Motor Cars Graham Brothers Trucks Goodyear Tires arid Tubes Vulcanizing IVilliard Batteries Electrical Work Accessories for All Cars Compliments of AUTO SUPPLY VULCANIZING COMPANY ARROW GROCERY PHONE 497 Louimer Midgett: “Whaza matter—broke?” Wilfred Hopkins: “Yes—I can't even pay attention.” oot axona Southern Trust Co. ,pms £»•'( P°°D v„ Successors to aoiis AHVOHILLOdV 3IIX Culpepper, Griffin, Old Grice Co. •5jao.il uopduas -aad jaauoa ni azipuaads a ■uopdu.isMd aqj pif sn pue •no.f joj aquas -ajd UBiaisAipj ano.i aacq ‘os jj General Insurance Surety Bonds and Loans ROBINSON BLDG. £11010(1 opmlfi pjrf noA 0(2 a — Phones 47-947 S. POINDEXTER ST. 0 Page one hundred fourteenSPOTLIGHT 3 Compliments ALKRAMA of THEATRE “M” SYSTEM GROCERY Showing the best in Motion Pictures ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. Your Groceries at Less Cash MEMBER OF T. O. A. OF NORTH CAROLINA Mr. Whitaker: “What did you get on your birthday?” Bruce: “A year older.” JOHNSON TIRE CO. Firestone and Lee 'Fires D. RAY KRAMER Tire Service and Vulcanizing Electrical Contractor Radiator Repairing and Recording PHONE 215 Free Road Service ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. RADIO SUPPLIES Page one hundred fifteen SPOTLIGHT Have the Class Banquets at the CENTRAL CAFE IVe serve only prime foodstuffs Snappy Service, Sanitary Methods Conveniently Located Everything new hut the personnel M. P. GALLOP M. B. SAWYER li e deal in Worth While Real Estate GALLOP SAWYER REAL ESTATE Phone 135 Elisabeth City, N. C. George: ‘T don't know which girl to take to the game.” Frank: "Flip a coin.” George: ‘“I did but it didn’t come out right.” SERVICE COURTESY WEIGHT CAPACITY, 75 TONS DAILY CRYSTAL ICE COAL CORPORATION Wholesale and Retail COMMERCIAL COLI) STORAGE POCAHONTAS COAL ICE DEALERS Telephones 16-716—All orders promptly filled ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINASPOTLIGHT . ■ ■■ — —■ PROFESSIONAL J. B. LEIGH A ttorney-at-Law Dr. J. I). Hathaway I)r. J. I). Hathaway, Jr. Optometrists DR. J. W. SELIG GEORGE J. SPENCE Optometrist Attorncy-at-Law EIIRINGHAUS AND HALL CUT RATE STORE A ttorneys-at-Law Confectioneries Anxious Mother: “But. sir, do you think my boy is really try- ing?” Mr. Stephens: “Yes, madam, your son is the most trying boy in school.” Photographs In This Annual Were Made By Teacher: “If there are any dumb-bells in this room please stand up.” A Pause. Tom Nelson finally Zoeller’s stands up. Studio Teacher: “What! Do you consider yourself a dumb-bell ?” Over Tom: “Not exactly, ma’am. FIRST AND CITIZENS but I hate to see you standing NATIONAL BANK there all alone.” Page one hundred seventeen Gertrude and her new beau went- coupe-ing the other night. She did the cooing and he did the paying. Erlein (at the ball game) : “Oh, Clay, my hands are cold.” Clay (sympathetically): “Why didn't you wear your gloves?” "My darling, you are the breath of my life.” “Well, why don't you hold your breath ?’’ % “Is it proper for a man to kiss a girl when his wife is present?” “Well, if it's proper, it's darn poor judgment.” Cop: “What are you cryin’ about?” And she knew that I knew what a life he had led. And she knew that I knew what she meant when she said, “Go to father.” Tramp: “I've just found a good recipe for home brew and I r M aint got no home.” 9 9 o “Go to father,” she said. When I asked her to wed, 2 a And she knew that I knew her father was dead, a Page one hundred eighteen


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